OSHA #7510 Intro to OSHA for Small Businesses



This course provides an introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for owners and managers of small businesses. The goal of the course is to help participants gain an understanding of OSHA operations and procedures and learn how they can work with OSHA to prevent or reduce injuries and illnesses in their workplaces. 

Included in the course is information on the background of OSHA, standards, the inspection process, implementing a safety and health program, and assistance available to small business. The course is set up as a facilitated, interactive training session focusing on class discussion and group activities.

Intended Audience

The target audience is the small employer or manager who is responsible for business operations.

Reasons for Development

Small businesses are vital to the U.S. economy. Small firms:

  • represent more than 99.7 percent of all employers,
  • employ more than half of all private-sector employees,
  • pay 44.5 percent of total U.S. private payroll, and
  • generate 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs annually.

However, prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses is often difficult in these small establishments because owners and managers usually cannot hire staff devoted to safety and health activities and may not be aware of the safety and health resources available to them.

Ideal Setting or Conditions for Course Presentation

The ideal setting for this course is a classroom or other area where participants have space to break into groups.


To Register

  • Register online through the specific course link. Here.
  • Download a Course Registration Form (if paying with check or purchase order via mail or fax).
  • Call 800-656-5317 to register over the phone.
  • Or call the LWSC Office 708-449-9500